Written by Zulfick Farzan
12 May, 2020 | 3:24 pm
Colombo (News 1st); The Supreme Court On Tuesday decided to hear arguments on the 12 Fundamental Rights Applications filed against the failure to prevent the 2019 April 21st attacks, on the 02nd of September.
The FR applications were filed against Former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando, IGP Pujith Jayasundara – who was sent on compulsory leave and Senior DIG of the Special Protection Range Priyalal Dissanayake for failing to take necessary action to prevent the suicide bomb attacks from taking place on the 21st of April 2019.
The applications which were taken up for examination in the presence of a seven-judge bench led by the Chief Justice were called up in the presence of Justices Buwaneka Aluvihare, S. Thuraijah, and Gamini Amarasekera.
The bench decided for arguments to be heard on the 02nd, 03rd and 04th of September and all parties were ordered to file their written submissions before the 30th of July.
Today, President’s Counsel Faiszer Musthapha appeared for Former President Maithripala Sirisena, who is a respondent.
The petitioners were ordered by the court to hand over the documentation directed to the respondent to the President’s Counsel.
The FR applications seek an order on the Attorney General to take legal action against the Security Forces Personnel and Political Authority who failed to take necessary steps to prevent the attacks from taking place despite having credible intelligence reports about the attacks.
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